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. a find in the war of drugs. authorities shut down a tunnel between the u.s. and mexico >> a deadly storm system creating problems across the country as it dumps a foot of rain in some parts leading to severe flooding. . >>> welcome to al jazeera america. there are new revelations about just how far the national security agency has gone to spy on internet users. revelations that have reportedly led twitter to set up new types of enciption to protect messages from snoops, something google spent millions doing. facebook is trying to stay a step ahead. now the senate intelligence committee is set to tighten the rules. >> these are the slides leaked by whistleblower edward snowden in june. as long as the national security agency or the federal bureau of investigation are 51% sure that the user is foreign, their emails, audio and video chats, photographs and documents are all theirs for the searching. this >> carefully worded denials followed from the companies, arguing that they give specific information to the u.s. government as legally required on a case-by-case basis. these assurances have
space. u.s. military planes fly over china's newly claimed air defense zone. >> the supreme court weighs in over obamacare contraceptives - they'll decide if private companies must pay for birth controls even if they have religious objections >> pope francis - he says it's time the faithful help those in need. >>> welcome to al jazeera america. tens of millions of people on the east coast are in the grips of a massive storm. conditions stretch from atlanta to boston, a mix of snow, sleet, ice and heavy rain. with each passing hour roads are trech ourous and flights are cancelled or delayed. we have a team of reporters tracking the impact of the storm. al jazeera's juan carlos molina begins the coverage on how the weather is hampering driving. >> conditions treacherous. the impact unavoidable. scenes like this on highways across america. >> i hydroplaned over here, came off and slid around. >> from michigan a close call from a dashboard camera as a truck loses control - barely missing a car. in flint the weather is blamed for multi-car pile ups. it's dangerous for drivers and emergency cr
airlines and u.s. area ways. john has been following this story now for months. >> wheels off the new giant carrier, the merger of u.s. area ways and americans being allowed to take off after all. somewhere sighed to stop the merger, concerning the $11 billion deal would hurt consumer choice. they filed a lawsuit back in august, with the u.s. and a.m.r. corporation, the parent of bankrupt american airlines should be forced to scrap it on the ground that if it went ahead, more than 80% of all u.s. commercial aviation will be in the hands of just four companies. blue now the deal is back on, but there's a price to pay for the new megaairline. the landing slots and gates at several major airports including dozens outside washington and at new york's airport, must be given up to win antitrust approval by the department. competing low cost will also be given more under the terms of the deal. the agreement has the potential to shift the landscape of the aviation industry, according to the d objectionj, by guaranteeing a bigger foothold for locule carriers at key airports. the settlement insured w
check check >> the u.s. and afghanistan reach a tentative deal to keep u.s. troops past next year as av gab elders gather to talk about the agreement. no deal as world powers try to come to terms on a solution on iran's nuclear program. >> henry trey raydull takes a leave of absence to seek treatment after pleading guilty to the buying of cocaine. >> hello, welcome to al jazeera america, i'm stephanie sy. a decision on the future of u.s. troops in afghanistan now in the hands of a council of tribal leaders. more than a decade after america entered the region thousands of delegates are gathering on thursday, known as the loya jirga. they'll accept or reject a security pact. u.s. forces that remain after next year will receive immunity from afghan courts - that was a key point. also - american forces will not target afghanistan civilians, including in their home. afghanistan will fund the forces. secretary of state john kerry clarified a key part of the deal. >> it is entirely train, equip and desist. there's no combat role for the american forces. the bilateral agreement is an effo
. it is really quite a mess. use a little bit extra time. >> . >> pittsburgh's thanksgiving snowstorm with plows, shovel, and a sense of humor. >> it is fun. >> it is fun. >> yes, it is fun. it is christmas weather. >> the storm that pummeled the mid section barrels east today, coating highways with a mix of sleet, and slushy snow. in washington icy roads snarled morning traffic. >> the road crews on 12 hour shifts to keep highways clear. >> the week of thanksgiving is traditionally one of the busiest travel periods of the year. the aaa estimated 38 million americans will hit the highway this week. the national weather service thinks the brunt will be over by wednesday night, or early thursday morning and that can help some dinner guests reach their destinations on time. >> i have a lot of people coming in from columbus, and al tuna pa, so they will be driving but they aren't driving until thursday. the pennsylvania department of transportation and he said you know despite the slushy weather we have. on the highways here in pennsylvania, dale? >> dianne joining us live from pittsburgh, thank you
program uses sophisticated buy metric checks to decide who should get a handout of rations. it is a massive logistical exercise that costs $8 million a month. kenya has paid a heavy price and the time is now right for refugees to go. the reactions are calculated to make sure each person gets just enough nutrition to survive. earlier this month, the agency announced it was cutting food by a quarter, thanks to a budget shortfall. >> the reduction in rations has nothing to do with the agreement. it is just a coincidence. the refugees don't see it that way. for them, it sends a very clear message that both the kenyans have had enough of them. >> this man understands how his community feels. he knows are nobody who thinks somalia is now safe. >> i want to thank the unhcr and kenyan government for hosting us, but as a 11 gee leader, i don't think many are willing to go back. >> very few. i'm not sure any will go right now. >> if you want to get a sense of just how things still are in somalia, consider this. the place that refugees run to is always better than the home they've lef
. >> it was an ambush, we see it as an ambush. >> pakistani leaders blame the u.s. for sabotaging peace talks after a taliban leader was killed in a drone strike. >> a ceasefire in the congo after 16 brutal years of war - but how long will it last? . >>> secretary of state john kerry is in the middle east. his 9-day tour kicks off in israel, jordan and saudi arabia. first a meeting in egypt, a major step towards starting peace talks designed to stop a civil war in syria. >> sue turton has the latest from cairo. >> it's merging that the discussions with nabil fahmy, the egyptian foreign minister, and john kerry, included a situation in regards to syria. we are hearing out of the arab league there was an emergency meeting of foreign minister resist this evening, egyptian time. the egyptian foreign minister will present a vision, initiative that the u.s. and egyptians discussed. if initiative is regarding the geneva ii convention - we know that they are trying to get all parties around the table later on in november, to try to come to some sort of political diplomatic halt to the violence that is goin
in the initial days of the troubled website. >> a stunning admission by the u.s., john kerry admits some surveillance has gone too far, just as giant tech companies push back against the government. >> the bottom line is people are going to go hungry. >> the federal cuts making it harder for struggling families to put food on the table. >> a threatened species makes a comeback. the salmon population is pushed toward record numbers. >> good morning, good to have you with us on this friday with that welcome to aljazeera america. >> for more than a month now, the obama administration has been saying how many millions of people have visited the health care website, but they have kept quiet about exactly how many have enrolled, insisting they do not have those numbers. >> new documents show the white house has a pretty good idea. >> even the president admits healthcare.gov has problems. >> the website is too slow, too many people have gotten stuck. >> just how many people have gotten stuck or how many ever enrolled are figures the obama administration has been denying the public for days now.
will join us and other countries. there are some very, very serious efforts being developed everywhere to try and make this conference possible. but, you know, we will say it when it happens. >> reporter: let's go to al jazeera and in beirut in lebanon where they are going in the coming hours and they say geneva two will not happen or go ahead without opposition but that are divided whether to take part and the conditions it wants for doing so. >> absolutely. they said it would be preferable to have one opposition united speaking under the same umbrella or attending under the same umbrella, which is actually not the position of either syria or russia. they seem to think there are several oppositions and they seem to think or they are backing what is called the domestic opposition, that means opposition parties that are based in damascus and never taken up weapons against the government. so you do have very difficult issue to solve there before going to the geneva two conference if it happens. also you have to bear in mind that the geneva two conference will implement geneva one and it
h. this is al jazeera. >> hello there, welcome our top stories. any deal keeping u.s. troops won't get final approval until after he leaves office. >> with all the news from europe, as three women are freed by police in london, after being held as slaves for 30 years. and no release, ukraine's refuses and drops plans for a landmark trade deal with europe. also ahead, go home. somali refugees in kenya have told they have to leave, they say that will put them back in danger. and on the frail of the lizard kings. the world's most notorious wild life trafficker. afghanistan's president has announced he won't sign an agreement to keep u.s. troops there after next year. they should support the deal, but that he would leave it to the next president to give its final approval. elections are due in 24 teen. one of the most contention issues in the security packet is giving u.s. troops immunity from prosecution under afghan law. as well as the right to self-defense. but only if forces ask them to, and finally troops numbers. if the draft is signed up to 15,000 american soldiers could stay
to give us some perspective on the situation. isn't north korea on the u.s. state department list of countries to avoid for u.s. citizens? >> the state department can only advise americans not to go to certain countries, in this case north korea, but mr. newman had the freedom to go there if we wanted if granted a visa. he went via a beijing-based tour company. you can tell imagine that before they bring any tourist into north korea, because this is quite a type of specific adventure traveling, that they would warn people what to do and what not to do, and one thing they make very clear is you have to listen to your north korean guide. that was the experience we had ourselves. they tell you what to do and where to go, and you are not supposed to step out of the hotel room. >> so melissa what kind of recourse does the family have? >> unfortunately the family will have to wait and depend on the state department. this is something the north koreans will try to use to their advantage, perhaps to get food aid or some sort of concession from the united states. >> and the north koreans a
breaks for companies that are shipping jobs overseas. they have even been used to block common sense, and widely supported steps to protect more americans from gun violence. even as families of victims sat in the senate chamber and watched. they have prevented far too many americans from serving their country. it has harmed our economy, and be harmful to our democracy. and it's brought us to the point where a simple majority vote no longer seems to be sufficient for anything. even routine business. through what is supposed to be the world's greatest then rahtive body. i realize that neither party has been blameless. for these tactics. they have developed over the years. and it seems as if they are continually escalated but today's pattern of obstruction it just isn't normal. it's not what our founders envisioned. the deliberate and determined effort to obstruct everything no matter where the merits just to refight the results of an election is not normal. and for the sake of future generations we can't really become normal. so i support the step the majority of senators took to chang
>>> talking tough on drones - thousands are expected in peshawar to protest against u.s. strikes on pakistan. >> opposition leader imran khan wants nato's routes blocked. he's calling for a strike. also coming up: heading to the polls in maurey tainia. the opposition boycotting. >> typhoon haiyan 's vulnerable victims. the u.n. calls for action to help the 4 million children affected by the storm. >> paper or toxic - the indian government made its choice clear, but so far it seems no one is listening. >> in pakistan thousands are expected to take to the streets of peshawar and are rallying in support of opposition politician imran khan who wants the government to stop the u.s. drone program in pakistan. kahn has given the prime minister sharif a period of time to act. he's threatening to close routes through his province. there is an alternative route. but it is bysier. we will hear more about the protest that will take place. >> yes, indeed. as you can see behind me plenty of flags. the people have started arriving. as usual, they are off to a late start. interestingly, as you m
by authorities to stop smugglers between the u.s. and mexico. . >>> we begin tonight with budget cuts about to affect the lives of 47 million americans. they go into effect on friday. people relying on food stamps are about to get less. congress allowed an increase in food stamp benefits to expire. one in seven americans receiving foodstamps will have to cut back on food they buy. a family of four receiving the maximum allotment will see benefits cut by $36 a month. the cuts will affect people not on food stamps. according to financial analysis every dollar spent on foodstamps generates $1.73 in economic growth. foodbanks are bracing for what is about to come. >> monshelle and her 4-year-old son michael have to watch their spending. she has a job in local government, she still needs hep from snap. >> between rent, light bills, water bills, everything, nursery bills, i just couldn't afford to have food in the house. >> monshelle receives $364 a month in foodstamps and is grateful for that. like 47 million other americans, she's about to face life with less help putting food on the table. >>
the country. the u.n. expects it to be above 3 million by the end of this year. joining us on the phone from geneva is the united nations office lens from the coordination of humanitarian affairs. in the past three months we have seen 3.8 million extra people needing help, it is an enormous jump. why is that? >> it is an enormous jump, numbers are staggering. we are 9.3 million in syria are estimated to be in need of humanitarian aid. 6.5 million are internally displaced. this high figure is an incemental displacement which has happened over the past month. the last statement was made in june. now, since june it has jumped up to the 40% of the population as you mentioned. >> i'm trying to get to the bottom of why this is so. back in october there was a united nations security council statement urging humanitarian access to these people, and it appears since then absolutely nothing has been done. >> well, we have expressed our disappointment with what has not happened since the precedential statement, which calls on all the parties to the conflict in syria to allow humanitarian access to the
african republic, aid agencies warn of a humanitarian catastrophe. and the u.s. moves to ban so-called fran frankenstein fatn the latest attempt to make americans healthier. ♪ ♪ >>> the strongest recorded typhoon to hit land is battering the fi philippines it has caused power blackouts in the central philippines where storage surges reached identify meter as many as two have been killed and 2 million affected. >> reporter: the philippine is his no stranger to tropical storms. but even by its standards, this is no ordinary storm. the tie fa typhoon is one of tht powerful ever recorded with gusts reaching 370-kilometers per hour, there aren't many buildings that can stand that force. >> it made landfall this morning and provided by storm surge and incredibly winds. roofs have been ripped from buildings, windows been blown in. >> reporter: once it clears the philippines it won't be as strong but still pack winds over 150-kilometers an hour as it heads for a collision course if vee he had tsunami. the pill fine philippines govers evacuated thousands of homes in coast the areas,
>> hello, good to have you with us. welcome to the news hour. these are the world's top news stories. >> no police, nothing. there was a breakdown of law and order. it shouldn't have been so. >> growing security fears after typhoon haiyan as armed men roam the streets of the philippines. >> northeast somalia is also struggling after a cyclone. 300 people have died and a state of emergency declared. >> a suicide bomber strikes in iraq as tens of thousands of muslims mark ashoura. >> hello, we are in london with the latest in europe, including a allowdown in the euro's recovery as the economy gross a slim .15%. >> farewell to a contradict legend. he is playing his final match. >> aid is finally reaching parts of the philippines devastated by typhoon haiyan. a u.s. aircraft carrier arrived. the uss george washington will assist operations and help helicopters to move supplies. more pictures are emerging from the disaster zone. this is 20 kilometers of coastline ripped to shreds. tacloban is one of the worth hit areas. survivors are flocking to the city's airport hoping to travel
>> finally an agreement. u.s. and iran reach a deal on tehran's nuclear program. >> today that diplomacy opened up a new path for the world that is more secure. >>> president obama said the agreement was an important first step in keeping iran from making a nuclear weapon. >>> vatican secrets - secrets of st. peter left for centuries - to be unveiled. >>> hello, welcome to al jazeera america, i'm morgan radford in new york. >> an historic deal. there is now a deal in place on iran's nuclear program. it is designed to stop or scale back nuclear activities in exchanges for relief from economic sanctions. >> a result after a long night, described as intensive and complicated the p5+1 and iran struck an historic deal, the importance hinted at by the president's sudden and unusual for a saturday late-night address. >> today that diplomacy opened up a new pass. that iran's progress is peaceful and it cannot build a nuclear weapon. it is a first step but achieves a first deal. for the first time in a decade we have halted the progress of the nuclear weapon. >> in timing the irani
of the united states's closest allies. >>> election day for hondurans casting votes for change. >>> the u.s. and five other world powers announced a landmark deal today temporarily freezing iran's nuclear program. the six-month agreement in exchange for some relief from sanctions is the most significant compromise between the u.s. and iran since the 1979 iranian revolution. president obama hailed the agreement as the most significant and tangible progress of a diplomatic campaign. >> today that xloema diplomacy opened up a new path that we can verify iran's nuclear program is peaceful and it cannot build a nuclear weapon. >> let's bring in white house correspondent mike viqueira. mike, six months, that's the extent of this deal. what are world leaders hoping will happen during that time? >> reporter: at the end of that time, they are hoping they can come to a larger deal that will prevent iran from developing a nuclear weapon. they have instittuted steps that they believe will present iran from turning the corner. they call it "a breakout" to take the uranium and plutonium and turning it i
honduras heads to the post >> a cutting edge community that studies how we use and and abue power. they say this is the neighborhood of the future. ♪ >> after days of talks and a final 18 hour marathon in geneva world powers have made a deal with iran over their nuclear program. i ran has agreed to curb their nuclear activities. in a moment we'll cross live in teheran where so some people are criticizing their end of the deal. mike han i hanna is in israel ad israel is claiming this is a mistake. first we have how the events up folded. >> at 3:00 in the morning again into havgenevatime they struck l in talks that were described as intensive and complicated. it met with an immediate response from the u.s. president. today that has opened up a new path to a world that is more secure. to a feuder tha feud future thay that iran is peaceful. today's announcement is just a first step it achieves a great teal. deal. for the first time in a decade we have halted the nuclear program. >> iran's foreign minister described new horwood ry horwoo. >> i believe it's important that all of us se
it the most. >> jonathan appreciate it, thank you. >>> nancy lindborg is with us, the assistant administrator for the u.s. agency for international development and she joins us now from washington, d.c. nancy good to see you. thank you for your time. i'm wondering if those c-130s, there is a u.s. base as i recall in the philippines. are those c-130s upon their way to those hard hit areas? >> well, in fact, we prepositioned some of our disaster assistance response team in the philippines, you know we monitor these storm systems and knew things were coming forward. we already have people on the ground who have been doing assessments for the last few days. we have mobilized military assets to help bring in early supplies as well to do the flyovers that help us understand really what is the extent of the damage. >> tacloban. tell us what you are hearing from your teams on the ground about how deaf stated that city is. -- dech state -- 27 stated that -- dpe. >> literally 80 to 90% devastated. this is one of the most fears storms to land and -- fierce storms to land and it has taken a huge and deva
. >> the surprising risks using corn to make gasoline. what our own investigation is uncovering from the gulf of mexico. plus, sky high, two cities compete for tallest building in the u.s. and the winner is: and we begin in the philippines. five full days after typhoon haiyan struck, help is on the way but for many time is running out, craig leeson joins us from sivu province. six days from the storm what's the priority right now? you. >> as you say thousands of people in some of these remote areas, particularly in the worse-hit in this cup and that's leitei province on the east coast where that tidal surge swept many people away. the priority of course is to ensure that all of the international aid that is pouring into the capital of the country in manila and also into sabu where we are here in the center of the country that that aid get to the people who need it most. it's been flown into tacloban which is the capital of plvmenteitei island, they are trying to get that distribution network working as much as possible. >> craig stand by, it is difficult to figure out how many people were ki
-product of that plant they produce plutonium. that is a very dangerous substance. it's used in dirty bombs and other nuclear weapons systems. those two things going forward for the p5+1 are what they are deeply concerned about. it does look as show we are wrapping things up here. we hope to hear very soon where things stand. >> phil ittner. thank you very much. let's wrap this up for a moment. negotiations appears to be gaining momentum. iran said there is accomplices they simply will not budge. they said that they will not compromise on the red line, it's right to enrich uranium. the united states and other powers say there is no right to enrich. iran said it wants to use enriched uranium for medical and research purposes but that can also be used to nuclear weapons. which is why leaders want to say they want to stop that. the p5+1 wants iran to allow greater access to its facility. iran wants the economic sanctions to end. >>> afghanistan's loya jirga or tribal council continue to deliberate it's future. >> reporter: today was the final day for delegates at the jirga to study and debate this bilat
. >>> and a meeting in afghan doing u.s. withdraw. [ "taps" ] >> a nation remembers john f. kennedy. >> back to the negotiating table, and all right iran's supreme leader i spoke to a pa a paramilitary group and slammed the u.s. saying instead of using threats, go and repair your devastated economy so your government does not shut down for 15 days. go and pay your debts. phil, i got if tell you, the first opening meeting was quite brief. it was almost as if it was the setting of the table for what is to come starting tomorrow. >> reporter: yeah, tony, those comments are being discussed here in geneva, you really couldn't miss them. but an u.s. delegation spoke in the background briefing today and the top negotiators has the impression that most of that was meant for the domestic audience back in iran. nevertheless, top officials saying that it does affect the december cases of mistrust that was built up over the years and that will have to be overcome if a real agreement is to come to the table. >> what are those specific issues that have to be ironed out for there to be a deal here? >> repo
. >> former president mohamed morsi - a visit from the u.s. secretary of state. >> i'm kath turner in new york where officials are battling two unprecedented events - hurricane sandy, and the two boston marathon bombings. >>> let's take you straight to cairo, where the u.s. secretary of state john kerry is holding a press conference with the egyptian foreign minister. i believe that we are listening to nazar speaking. >>... we believe that they are important for egypt. we'd like to further enhance this relationship in the interests of both countries, based on the priorities of each country. this afternoon, mr secretary, you are due to meet with the president and general abdul fatah al-sisi. for our part here at the foreign ministerry, we held constructive, frank and detailed construction of various issues and discussed how to move things forward in the interests of both countries. i affirm egypt's desire to have good and point of view relationship with the united states, based on our own priorities. >> translation: we'll open the floor for questions and then meet the president. >> we'll give
another day without food and water. >> the u.s. government is helping us and various other international governments are helping us. we continue to bring support to people affected. >> the relief supplies are not getting to those that need it most. the government sending in troops to control the looting. also at the airport survivors determined to go back to the disaster area, despite all they'd been through. >> imagine if you will, the courage of these people here in cebu at the air force base. many of them from mr during the storm. they are waiting here for a c130 hercules to arrive, to take them back into the devastated area. why? in those bags are food and water - things that they say their family needs to survive. these survivors say the government aid is not reaching families fast enough, and going back is their only option. >> i'm scared, but i have - i have no choice. i have no choice. my family is in tacloban. >> international relief is on the way. the united states has directed the carrier, the uss "george washington" to head to the philippines who provide support. u.s. marine
reporting from cebu in the philippines, keeping us posted. thank you for being with us. >> the future of u.s. troops in afghanistan may have motivated a taliban-led attack in kabul. six from killed when a suicide bomb ripped through the city. the blast comes ahead of a meeting with tribal elders, who are discussing the presence of american soldiers. we go to jane ferguson. >> it was an attack on the place where future talks about u.s. forcers remaining will occur. a car slammed into a military vehicle, as the afternoon rush hour was beginning. civilians was among those killed and injured. >> translation: i have a kebab stall. there was a big bang. everything went dark. i didn't understand what was happening. they took me to the hospital. when i came back to my shop a lot of people were injured. there was a lot of mista smoke dust. >> the plast destroyed cars and had the -- blast destroyed many cars. >> translation: there was huge flames and spoke. i know the shopkeepers. there are butchers, vegetable sellers. they were all hurt. >> police say it was a suicide car bombing here, targetting the
for you. an effort to limit filibusters in the u.s. senate. how it could bring about major change. the u.s. security agreement with afghanistan could be on hold. what it could mean for american forces. and the story behind this, the final resting place of jfk. >>> there could be a game changer considering that security agreement between the u.s. and afghanistan. it involves the issue of trust. afghan president, karzai, indicating that he does not trust the u.s. the well is so tainted, that president obama sent a letter to karzai promising to respect his nation's laws and sovereignty withdrawing with caution. and mike, the leadership that the president needs right now, is to be broadsided by karzai. >> one more thing from karzai to this president in particular. you're right, the president has written a letter to him, saying that yes, we have come to an agreement on the bilateral security agreement. and the united states is on questioned to ending the combat mission of american forces in afghanistan. the longest war in american history. the president writes that karzai will be cooperating an
. >>> and the controversial cia program exposed. a program turning guantanamo bay inmates into double agents for the us. >>> that winter storm that dumped snow across the west and midwest now moving east and could effect your holiday travel plans. dave warren has more on the storm's track. robert ray is in atlanta with the impact on the airports, but we're going to begin with diane in pittsburgh with a look at how the storm is effecting the roads. and diane, based on what i'm seeing, those roads are slick. >> yeah, snow continues to come down. it has been coming down for hours now. there is probably between two and three inches of snow on the ground here. we were talking about people earlier, and they were not plussed by all of in. in 1950 the pittsburgh area saw 2.5 feet of snow. it is predicted this area will get about a foot of snow. it should be over by tomorrow night. at least that's what everybody is hoping. including this woman. >> i have a lot of people coming in from columbus, but they are not driving until thursday, and i think the weather will be fine then. >> reporter: now the pennsylva
for all of us to survive. we're all suffering here, even the rich. >> reporter: a crowd gathers at the coliseum's edge as another dead body surfaces. it's not many to see the future here, but many say they have to leave it up to god. >> earlier we are spoke to the spokesman for the philippine president. and he has admitted the government's response had initially been slow, but is now making progress. >> certainly we want things to be faster, but let me say this also, when there's been a lot of reports that it has been slow, and we will concede in the first couple of days it was slow. the scale of this disaster was unprecedented more than anybody thought it would be. the first line of -- the first responders -- the line of first responders were themselves victims, so for example, the day after the storm, about -- less than 10% of the police force was able to go to work the next day because either they had died or their relatives had died. once we got there, the first thing we had to do was remove the obstructions from the roads. you can't get from point, a to point b if there is
of the president this. there. this morning he stressed the u.s. ties with egypt are vie al. i asked how the u.s. can reconcile the democracy in egypt. >> it comes down to two facts about u.s. foreign policy in the middle east. >> one the u.s. is committed to maintaining the peace treaty between egypt and israel and it can simply not end a relationship with egypt in order to maintain that peace treaty. that is where you see the material or the military parts that are still being given to the military to help preserve the security in the sinai peninsula, for example. there is also the matter of trying to enhance the u.s.' stature across the middle east. it would not due for the obama administration to cut off all ties with the country with who it's had a long standing political and military relationship because of these political problems. >> with that said one. points secon secretary kerry isg while he is in cairo, this interm government cannot exist in perpetuity. it needs to get on with the business of constitutional reforms and establishing elections for a new democratically elected president
- tell us what is happening in the capital. >> that's right. the bombs are taking place within the last hour. eight of them, as you say - one caking place in karrada, bringing the death toll up to 28, and 69 injured. this is a pattern we have seen in baghdad and across iraq - time and time again. it's typical of a pattern. a pattern affiliated to al qaeda. calling themselves an islamic state in iraq. we have seen a number of car bombs. the reason for that is these groups are affiliated to al qaeda. they want to keep the sectarian pot in iraq boiling. they want the tensions on the edge. when the attacks take place there's a definite pattern. you can see them taking place in homogeneous, shia and mixed neighbour hoods. these bombings took place on a day that is a holiday here in baghdad. it's been declared a government holiday due to rain in the country. the death toll could have been worse, most people being at home at the moment. we are hearing more. when we get that we'll give you more. it's interesting - we have not heard a reaction from the iraqi government as of yet. prime minister
>>> sealing the deal the u.s. and afghanistan reach a tentative agreement that will keep thousand of american troops there after 2014. now hamid karzai must sell the idea to tribal leaders. >> trey raydull takes a leave of absence after pleading guilty to drug possession. >> and rising from the ashes, a volcanic eruption in japan creates an island in the pacific ring of fire. >> good morning and welcome to al jazeera america. i'm stephanie sy. the future of american troops in afghanistan is being decided by a group of afghan tribal leaders. afghan and american leaders said yes to a security deal and today afghan president hamid karzai is pushing a council to accept it. the decision now lies with the loya jirga. >> translation: you are here representing the afghan nation. i was under pressure not to organise the loya jirga. when it comes to issues of national significance it is important to hold the jirgas. >> up to 15,000 troops could remain in the region if the security pact is signed, including 8,000-12,000 american troops. >> it is entirely train, equip and assist - there is no
the government steps down. prime minister yingluck shinawatra has used an emergency law to tighten security in bangkok. tens of thousands are taking part in the biggest show of anger since her brother thaksin shinawatra was toppled. not far away protesters had the government house office and finance ministerry. hundreds have been camped out. we are looking at others taking over the ministry of foreign affairs. despite this the government says it will not use force. here is one of those elections - the interior ministry. you see the number of people there. it's been growing - not all day, but since yesterday, since the interior ministry was targeted by the protesters. it is about three in the afternoon in bangkok. we'll check in with scott heidler - you are at the staging area where people, i guess, are assembling and heading to areas like the interior ministry. >> exactly, this is the staging area. the protesters come, get their orders and head into the city, going to a government compound. the numbers have been growing steadily since we've been here, about 90 minutes. we haven't got their
in the pacific, the u.s. says its jets have defied a new air defense zone imposed by china. highlands prime minister, thousands storm government ministries and offices, plus. >> it's not coming back, the process must move forward. >> kenya vows to press on with plans to close the largest refugee camp. with the news from europe, including. >> with a guide to how scotland request be as ask independent state. >> and turning the pages of history. a rare symbol of the nation's identity is put up for auction in the u.s. for up to $30 million. >> within the past hour, the u.s. has revealed two of its military aircraft have thrown around disputed islands in the east china sea, it did so without informing beijing, and that's in defiance of an air defense zone, that beijing imposed. and the i.u. in china. live for us in washington, d.c., give us what details we know? what exactly did the aircraft do in the china self-declared air defense zone? >> what we know is that around midnight washington time, rather, 7:00 p.m. washington time, those two bombers entered this newly declared air defense identific
who possess that right, but they are using the right to religious liberty as a way to carve out noncompliance with civil rights that are well established under the constitution, or are well established as public norms against discrimination. >> today the white house release add statement saying the affordable care act already protects these believes. the administration does not think that corporate ceos should make health decisions for individuals. all right, a little bit more on that white house statement. let's do that right now. he is at the white house, and mike, the white house as randall noted is quick to put a statement out on this. >> sure, they point out they themselves asked the street to review the change to the law. of course the street announced they are going to do just that. let's do more from that statement. the healthcare law puts womens and families in control by covering vital preventive care, like cancer screenings and birth control free of charge. and then it goes on we believe this requirement is essential to women's health, and are confident the street wil
. with the rain we won't be able to do this. this small treat will be taken away from us. >> preparations to get the camp ready for winter are well under way. drainage systems are being put in place to make sure the camp doesn't floods. this man from the unrefugee agency says things are on track, but there's a long way to go. >> there'll be challenges, like any other program. but we are going to support the international community for the winter. >> there's a huge difference between a camp being ready for winter and the reality of having to actually live there. dispute harsh winter conditions, children find a way to smile and have fun. >> these children take advantage of the relatively mild weather before the severe winter comes, but it almost doesn't matter how well prepared the camp is. the one thing that these children and residents of the camp wants is the one thing the aid agencies can't give them, and that's a safe passage back to a peaceful syria. the return to syria is a distant dream, there are more pressing things to worry about. >> 10 days ago it rained. the camp was flooded. my tent
. hamid karzai told them he received a letter from barack obama assuring him u.s. troops would raid afghan homes in exceptional circumstances. >> translation: our loya jirga has only got one purpose - that is to discuss and deeply investigate the security agreement with the u.s. you are here representing the afghan nation, my dear elders, scholars, clergy and everyone else. you are representing a nation that has suffered for the last 40 years. you are gathered here to look at a vital issue for the afghan nation and discuss and consult about that issue. i was under pressure not to organise a loya jirga. but when it comes to issues of national significance it is important to hold the loya jirga. >> let's look closer at the u.s.-afghan deal that could see up to 15,000 foreign troops stay in the country. the draft bilateral agreement, or bsa gives washington essentially what it wanted - immunity from prosecution for u.s. forces and gives them the right of self-defence; permission to carry out house raids after 2014, but only at the afghan military's invitation. jane ferguson is live in kabul.
, but that maybe a vain hope and rebels tell us they will resume attacks on the army if it continues what it calls ethnic cleansing in an area they hope to turn into an independent state. our reporter mohamed went to meet them. >> it's a source of deep anger among the rebels. civilians crossing the border almost every week with wounds and stories of killing by the mali army. they tell al jazeera how they spent days in chains being beaten and verbally abused. they say soldiers arrested them in the desert while they were herding sheep accusing them of being rebels. one colleague is in critical condition and being treated in a local medical center. across the border in mali the national movement and allies in the high council for unity are in a permanent state here. . >> translator: mali killed and forces us to pay for them, just like what al-qaeda does to europeans and mali doesn't have a single fighter in jail and can arrest innocent and unarmed civilians. >> reporter: a peace agreement signed in june say that gather in specific areas and store weapons in return for guarantees the army would not
. we see it as an ambush. >> pakistani leaders blame the u.s. for sab damaging peace talks. >> murder charges laid after the shooting at lax. >>> secretary of state john kerry is in the middle east in the hopes of repairing tensions with gulf allies over syria. he will have stops in israel, jordan and saudi arabia. first a visit to egypt. this morning john kerry urged egypt to move ahead with democratic reforms, stressing u.s. ties with the country are vital. >> i wanted to first express to the egyptian people as clearly and force fully as i can, in no uncertainly terms, the united states is a friend of the people of egypt, of the country of egypt, and we are a partner to your county. >> john kerry's visit marks the first by an american official since the ousting of mohamed morsi in july. >> we have some news from sue with breaking news. you have information on the meeting with the arab league. >> yes, it's emerging that the discussions that the egyptian foreign minister and u.s. secretary of state had this afternoon included the situation with regards to syria. we are hearing from th
- using artistic talents to pay tribute to fellow australians who gave their lives for america -- soldiers who gave their lives for americas. . >>> welcome to al jazeera america. international aid is slowly trickling in to the philippines. the crisis is deepening for survivors of typhoon haiyan. millions are without shelter. recovering the dead is a huge job. fallen bridges and blocked roads make it tough to reach survivors who need food, water and medicine. another tropical storm is on the way to the island. landslides and flash flooding could complicate rescue efforts. if there is a silver lining - it's the rapid response from around the world. we have this report. >> reporter: the widespread devastation across the philippines industryingered a -- triggered a global response. the u.s. spending food, water, money and muscle. the u.s. "george washington" has been despatched along with marines stationed in okinnara. the united nations is sending the "osprey", getting aid to places cut off after roads and infrastructure were washed away. >> we have begun to move supplies and ar
$300 million for areas hit by the typhoon. the us and uk are sending warships carrying thousands of soldiers and dozens of aircraft to help with relief and recovery. the typhoon left a wide path of destruction when it stuck on friday. these are the two worst-effected provinces. it is feared 10,000 people have been killed here alone. haiyan continues sweeping west across the central philippine islands, there were large areas on both islands where electricity is still down. five days later, information on just how badly hit they were is still coming in. well, we have extensive coverage for you with reporters on the ground bringing you the very latest from the philippines. margo is in manila looking into the challenges of getting aid to the people who need it, but first let's go to wayne haye in one of the worse-effected areas. >> it's not until you -- see it from the air that typhoon haiyan's devastation becomes truly evident. in this predominantly catholic country, the church is at the stern of the community, some are still standing, but it will be a long time before they are rest
from the u.s. so many in a few days. here we see this happening now, a week later. the question is why? is it an underestimation? >> and, steph, we know that president benigno aquino has taken control of the relief operation. has that made a difference in the speeding up of getting relief, getting aid to people? >> i think the government initially thought they could handle it. they thought they could deal with this. a few days into the dasser they realised it was a different scope, a different magnitude altogether. now it seems things are moving in faster. coordination is better, goods are going to go, but we have the next problem. when i visited yesterday i could feel a lot of frustration of survivors. they said, "we need all the aid goods to be given to us, not the government, because then we won't get it at all." there's a lot of frustration towards the government altogether among the survivors of the disaster. >> thank you very much for that update. steph joining us from cebu airport. >> to other news - british prime minister david cameron gave sri lanka's government until march t
and scenes of devastation charred and i will bring you the latest. >> afghanistan president wants to stop u.s. soldiers searching afghan homes and the security pack may be at risk. >> tacloban is enough is enough. >> reporter: determined to recover, we look at how the philippines is trying to rebuild after a devastating typhoon. ♪ welcome to the show, we begin in lebanon where there have been two massive explosions in the capitol. at least 23 people have been killed including an iranian diplomate. it happened near the embassy in southern beirut and unclear what caused explosions but thought at least one of them was a car bomb and it happened in a neighborhood a few hundred meters away from the iranian embassy and rob reynolds has the latest details. >> reporter: the explosions were so powerful they turned cars into twisted piles of metal, tour the facade off buildings and gouged craters outside the iran embassy and smoke rose from burning vehicles. firefighters rushed to the scene trying to help the wounded. there are conflicting reports about the source of the blast and some saying they
meeting president hamid karzai said he wanted the deal signed after elections. the u.s. want it completed by the end of next year. it sets out rules over jurisdiction and power of troops that will remain in the county, we'll get more from jane ferguson. the u.s. said it's not practical or possible to delay signing the deal. clearly comments took everyone by surprise. >> they did. they have been described by journalists reporting the story as a bombshell for afghans as well as those in washington. it's likely those stateside woke up to unwelcome news, something they were not planning for. they hoped the jirga and the parliament would approve the task. and then it would be a complication, a small matter of having it signed by hamid karzai. now we have two administrations with two different view points. the u.s. are saying it needs to be signed by the end of the year and hamid karzai saying it won't be signed at all before april. that will overshadow these negotiations at the jirga, which was meant to be about the draft. not about when it would be signed, but the issues here, interg afghan h
the sent feujs ar centrifuges a. >> there is a place called iraq which is using heavy water that could be conceivably converted into plutonium. another nuclear weapon deal. john kerry and all down the line call this is a first step. the inspectors will be in the country on a daily basis on invieinstrusive inspections rche here is john kerry today. >> we do this with our eyes wide open. you don't do this on somebody's states tstatestatements you t t. we have kept the base sick basic architecture of sachk sanctionsn place. and over the next couple of months we'll be able to put to test what ey rans iran's sancti. >> they are bringing iran to the table to begin with. the concern with the critics is at the end of the six months the international coalition that did take a bite out of iran's economy by imposing these sanctions is not going to want to go back and reinforce them and iran is going to get way with something. >> and the most vocal critic is benjamin netanyahu. he says it's bad deal. we'll take a listen to that report and pick it up on the other side. >> there was no celebration i
.s.-egypt relationship should not be defined by assistance. there are much bigger issues that matter to us, that concern us, that define the relationship. >> kerry's visit marks the first by an american official since the ousting of mohammed morsi in july. rosalyn moore has more from washington? >> the first stop john kerry made on his latest trip to the middle east was to cairo, egypt, the first and highest-ranking visit by a u.s. official to the egyptian capital city since july 3rdrd. >> that's the day that the military removed mohammed morsi and placed him under arrest. the u.s. has been anxious about what has been happening in egypt ever since. it was john kerry's mission to deliver a message from the obama administration about what washington expects cairo to do in the weeks and months ahead. >> ross lin, how can the u.s. reconcile working with this government while supporting move toward democracy? >> basically let's put it this way. the trip was unannounced. in diplomatic terms, that is denying egypt the ability to say, look. the united states is in support of what we have been doing here politic
of dollars in aid. u.s. sending warships carrying thousands of soldiers and dozens of aircraft to help. request relief and recovery. a massive path of destruction, struck on friday. these rah the worst two provinces that have been hit. and northern sebu, there are large areas there of both islands where thereto cities absolutely no power, the super typhoon is as known now sweat across southern men core row. five days on information about just how badly hit they are. is still coming in. is lye for us where many people are in desperate need of food. in manila looking into the challenges of getting aid to those that need it. he is in pallor, which is one of the worst affected areas. >> it is not until you see it from the air that it becomes truly evident. very little was able to with stand its power. in this catholic country, the church is at the center of the community. some are still standing, but it will be a long time before they are restored to their former glory. people in the effected areas are congestion rate for food, water and shelter. the weather is deteriorating again. leading
kerry's meetings in the middle east are vital when u.s. relations are strained over syria. >> reporter: in the end, i think secretary kerry is really scrambling to reassure arab allies that no deal will be made behind their backs. this is significant because relations between the united states and arab countries are not at their optimum time at this time. >> reporter: halting oil exports and crippling the economy. there are signs of greater cooperation between tehran and the i.a.e.a. in what is being called a road map agreement. tehran than promise has promisee information and take steps to greater transparency to its nuclear access. iran has always maintained it's nuclear program is for peaceful purposes and that israel nothing to worry about in future agreement with iran. >> we share intelligence very closely on this topic. we've been meeting constantly with the israelis to understand exactly where iran is today in its program. and we are confident that what we are doing can actually protect israel more effectively. >> reporter: kerry said no deal is better than a bad deal but findin
a video said to show him smoking crack cocaine. >> joining us for a developing story out of syria, where u.n. arab league lakhdar brahimi has been speaking. he has been talking about efforts to end the war there, and plans for a conference in geneva. >> i am going meet representatives from russia and united states, our partners in the trilateral format - we have been working together for quite some time now. i think probably in the afternoon or the second day representatives of the rest of the p5 will join us and maybe other countries. there are some very, very serious efforts being developed everywhere to try and make this conference possible. but, you know, we will say it's happened only when it happens. >> that was lakhdar brahimi speaking a few moments ago in damascus. let's get some comment from our correspondent hoda who is in lebanon. >> as lakhdar brahimi tries to get all parties to sign up to the geneva ii conference, he says the syrian people continue to suffer. as many as a third of them are directly caught up in the conflict. >> he said the solution was more urgents now than ne
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